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Moa

Caproni Ca.310 Civil, London-Cape Town flight, modified Azur 1/72nd kit

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Here is the civil Caproni of the London-Cape Town attempt in all its Italian redness.

For the step-by-step building article please go here in Britmodeller.

(I made a mistake on the WiP and many photos are now missing, but I re-uploaded many of them at the end of that post):

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235027739-caproni-ca310-civil/

 My thanks to Fabrizio D'Isanto who provided useful input. He is not responsible for any mistake I may have committed.

As I mentioned before, there were several Caproni Ca.310 civil machines that participated in raids, record attempts and long distance flights: I-BFBA, I-BFBB, I-BFBC, I-LIRA, I-MANU, I-ORSA, I-LUAL, I-META, I-MOTO, I-ORSA, I-LUPA, I-ABMI, I-GARA, I-SVSB, for some of which you may find photos online. Details vary between them.

There is a clip showing the machines at the Saharian Raid here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWIBtENfu7c

All these other machines wore an ivory/metal scheme with most likely black regs.

I used a custom decal set by Mika Jernfors of Arctic Decals.

Many drab military models offered in the market can be easily converted into their civil counterparts (and again, in this case the manufacturer fortunately did include at least one "civil" option, although not really civil) for a more appealing result.

This kit has very good detail and external parts' surface. The resin and P.E. accessories in the box are also nice.

It is good that with some modifications this well done kit can be converted into many options for the civil versions of it.

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Old Airfix converted to one of the Corsa (I-12), rather poor Dujin Breda 33 kit righted, and the nice Azur kit of the Caproni, to establish a size comparison:

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Edited by Moa
to correct typo

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That is a real jewel! Congrats :)

J-W

 

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Great work & a lovely looking aircraft. 

 

Pete

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Great looking models. Interesting subjects, do i 1930s 'racing' planes. Great photos.

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Another stunner…

 

It's particularly good to see these civil versions of great and shapely designs, usually 'hidden' in grey-green battle fatigues.

 

Delicious!

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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8 hours ago, Spitfire31 said:

It's particularly good to see these civil versions of great and shapely designs, usually 'hidden' in grey-green battle fatigues.

 

Delicious!

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

Thanks, Joachim.

The lines of many beauties indeed remain sadly hidden in camo. 

And to have a stunning, many times seldom seen -or even never seen- civil variant, the only thing you need is just a set of decals -sometimes already offered in the market- or occasionally the opportunity of practicing minor modifications and learn something in the process.

Cheers

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Thanks fellow Britmodellers, you are indeed a nice bunch.

Your kindness and enthusiasm is appreciated.

Cheers

 

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1 hour ago, glatisant said:

The SM79 ain't bad either. Superb in every respect.

Thanks glatisant.

I made actually two Corsa, the hunchback with the Airfix kit as explained and another with the Italeri kit.

Here a few images of both:

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That's why I say that when you get rid of the camo, much more colorful and appealing options appear.

No wonder: camo is designed to disrupt the shape, while civil decorations are designed to enhance it.

 

 

 

 

 

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And since we are at the SM79, here is another civil version:

(These models were made a while ago)

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On 3/12/2018 at 8:58 PM, Moa said:

And since we are at the SM79, here is another civil version:

(These models were made a while ago)

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All your SM79 builds are superb.Your expert modelling skill is a joy to behold. However SM79-I-ALAN is in a class off it's own,why because I Alan say so!!!                                          Best regards Alan Woods                                                                                        

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Really nice work, great pic`s too

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